Accession Number : ADA311526

Title :   Air Force Waste Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants as Boiler Fuel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEERING SUPPORT AGENCY TYNDALL AFB FL ENGINEERING AND SER VICES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Shaaban, Aly H.

PDF Url : ADA311526

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This interim report documents the effort spent between January and December 1992. Work concentrated on literature search and survey, summarizing the data of the rate, variety, and management of waste POL generated at each Air Force base; studying DOD and commercial efforts to utilize waste POL as boiler fuel; conducting an economic incentive study; identify the environmental regulatory compliance issues; and identify and purchase of equipment. The literature review and the economic incentive study show that utilizing waste POLs as boiler fuel is possible and economically sound. Waste POL can be burned in a variety of boilers and burner types in blends with virgin boiler fuel up to 100 percent waste POL or as a fuel supplement in a coal-fired boilers. Concerns for undesirable emissions and ash residue include: (1) lead and other heavy metals; (2) inorganic elements such as sulfur, nitrogen, chlorine, bromine, and fluorine; and (3) organic elements such as antifreeze, halides, and solvents. Extra care is required at the collection points to minimize the contamination of waste POL by halogens, low flash point fuels and solvents, solids, and water. The surveys sent out to the Air Force Major Commands proved inadequate. Data received were incomplete and inaccurate. Lack of manpower and time at the individual bases contributed to the inaccuracy of the data.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE, *FUELS, *WASTES, *OILS, *LUBRICANTS, *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, *BOILERS, EMISSION, MANAGEMENT, ECONOMICS, WATER, SOLIDS, NITROGEN, FLUORINE, HALIDES, PROCUREMENT, SOLVENTS, SULFUR, CONTAMINATION, FLASH POINT, CHLORINE, BROMINE, BURNERS, HALOGENS, HEAVY METALS, INORGANIC MATERIALS, COAL, ANTIFREEZES.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE